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CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
we still are at logger heads. there are strong feelings by some now is not the time to raise taxes, yet the house budget cannot produce spending bills from the appropriations committee that can actually pass on the house floor. in some cases, they appear to not even be able to pass from subcommittee. all the while we're looking at a sea of unmet needs and face a floundering economy. there is one area that can help break the logjam, not solve all our problems, certainly, but help us significantly along the way. congress should address the critical needs of our nation's infrastructure deficit. roads, bridges, transit systems are all increasingly at risk. we are facing an inadequate state of repair, construction of new facilities are on hold and we are losing ground in meeting our own needs, let alone the challenges of global competition. yet, this challenge is an opportunity for some potential progress. we know what to do to meet this challenge. we can write a new transportation bill that will meet today's needs. it just needs more money. there is a vast coalition that supports addit
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
included tax cut that was paid for with an asterisk, meaning the ways and means committee and appropriations committee would have to figure out how to fill the $5.7 trillion hole. arithmetic requires you to recognize you can only fill the hole by either raising taxes or additional cuts. now we know that republicans are opposed to tax increases and the only real big ticket item left that could come anywhere close to filling that hole would be social security and medicare. the only thing on the table left to pay for that the c.b.c. budget does not include an ast risk or other budget gimmicks. our budget outlines a concrete plan that makes tough choices and presents credible options to achieve our budget reduction targets. the c.b.c. budget calls for revenue enhancements totaling $2.7 trillion over the next decade. our budget outline house the house ways and means committee and the senate finance committee can reach this number by highlighting several revenue options totaling $4.2 trillion that could be used to reach the $2. trillion revenue target. these revenue options include
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 10:00am EST
years the department of energy has assessed a special tax and assessment on my constituents and the residents of 40 other states around the country who received their electricity from nuclear power. minnesotans have paid over $400 million a loan. the reason for this tax? to pay for the disposal of used fuels generate interested nuclear energy. to date the total amount collected is more than $24 billion, but little of that money has even been spent. since 1987, the law of the land remains that yucca mountain is the site for geelogical storage of nuclear spent fuel. unfortunately for ratepayers. partisanship and bickering in washington has nearly halted the program from moving forward. in classic washington fashion, even with all of this inaction, the taxes continued to be assessed and the moneys have continued to be collected. fortunately now this recent court action will bring an end to this. but just for now. i have long been an advocate of stopping these payments. the government is not doing what it promised to do with used fuel, yet millions of ratepayers were still being forced
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
, the needs grow, the resources are in significant decline. the gas tax has not been increased since the clinton administration 20 years ago. the future prospects are even worse. demands are increasing and deferred maintenance takes its toll while we watch the bottom fall out of the highway trust fund. we've seen a slowdown in revenue due to the near collapse of the economy, a shift in driving patterns while people, especially young people, drive less and improved fuel efficiency. it's scheduled to improve -- further reduce gascon sumpings dramatically with -- reduce gas consumption dramatically with plug in hybrid vehicles. it's time for congress to act. we've seen our partners at the state level increase transportation level in 13 states, but they need congress to act to maintain that partnership. there's a large coalition that stands ready to support congress. the u.s. chamber, the national afl-cio, building trades, trucking industry, numerous associations of small and medium-sized businesses, local chambers of commerce, local government, professional organizations, bicyclists,. t
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